Not so much celebrate as merely observe it.
I'm past the age of recieving money in red envelopes sadly, so i just learn the chinese phrase for it and wish chinese people back home 'happy new year' come febuary.
Last year was a massive year long celebration in london cause of the olympics (beijing-> london), so couldn't escape it really
But my avvy was edited by a japanese FMA fangirl, so i couldn't resist and added the text to it for new years
I know where I slightly got my wires crossed.
Another term for 'militant' is 'radical feminism' (as i know it), the bra-burning kind that are downright hostile.
That being the case, it then becomes an topic of identifying the different kinds of feminism, attitudes and beliefs in various societies, a topic that perhaps needs another thread or is better left to the lecture rooms.
There's still some grey areas I have concerning the daughter/grandfather issue that you mentioned, but unless it's an actual law in your country.
(which it isn't right? It's more a self belief than a rule right?)
Correct me if I'm wrong tho, but I was just thinking if it really is more of a belief that she uses to abuse everyone, there are ways around that.
I hope some kinda of good resolution eventually occurs, something that'll ease the pain/hatred that you seem to carry.
Saying that, all the best for 2009, here's hoping good fortune comes your way.
1) I was targeting the militant feminism that allows the striking of helpless old men, notthe Heroic Feminism (which I respect) that fought for the woman's-vote and maternal-health-benefits, against workplace-inequality and hunts rapists (animals which I would gladly slay if I get my hands on one)
2) I hold onto my previous statement: You are a kind, decent and noble human being, and I REALLY wish more feminists are actually like you.
Damn, and I was in the middle of writing another essay due to thingle and Xaong's 1-1 posts that left me with a sneaking suspcion that it was gonna call mod/admin attention.
Finished it, posted it and then see the message "This thread has been closed."
There goes 1hr of my life I won't get back xD
Ah well, win some, lose some, but I guess for your personal issue, you got some general feedback.
btw... There are far worse and far more degrading fates than to be raped. To be under the foot of a daughter that sneers daily knowing that she will never even be yelled at, much less righteously struck because she is the favourite grandchild of ageriatric tyrant of a grandmoter whose heart her father dosen't want to break is FAR worse and a thousand-fold worse than being raped.
- I'll forward you my reponse I was about to post before the thread got closed, you'll need about 5-10mins to read it, but for some reason, i cannot place rape in a lesser category as the emotional disintergration your grandfather is suffering, for rape carries the safe fate there. There's still a social stigma attached to it and the emotional damage that is inflicted onto a woman for a mere 5-10 mins event is eternal.
I know it's sadly an issue close to your heart, but you can't pin it down to feminism. That gives the daughter a weapon to use against your family, but it doesn't stop anyone standing up to her if they were to go against 'what they believe/taught'.
She is cruel, she needs to be stood up to.